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Dangerous structures

Dangerous structures can be buildings, walls, fences or any other structure that because of its condition presents a danger to the public. Fire, impact from vehicles and severe weather can all leave structures in a dangerous condition.

If you discover a dangerous structure please contact us to report it. We will inspect it as soon as we can. If we feel that the public is in immediate danger, we will try and get in touch with the owner and ask them to make it safe or cordoned off. If we cannot contact the owner, under our emergency powers we will undertake the work ourselves and recover our costs from the owner. Owners have a duty in law to maintain their property in a safe condition.

Contact Building Control


Tel: 01234 718081

Tel: 01234 267422 (out of hours)

Building Control
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP